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Filling My Bucket:
A Year of Solo Travel Across Seven Continents

How would you respond when asked, “Would you go?”

This one simple question changed my life. In 2023, I spent the year traversing the globe, stepping foot on all seven continents in a single calendar year. Solo. From Australia to Europe and Antarctica to the Far East. Seventy-one flight segments, 110,246 miles flown and 167 nights later, I learned that I am not checking things off a bucket list; instead I am filling my bucket. 

The backstory and how the year came to be is as inspiring as the travel itself. The lessons learned continue to shape my life and the “travel game."

Cole Sjoholm is a mortgage lender, travel blogger, photographer + public speaker. 

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Saturday, July 13th, 2024

Barnes & Noble Grand Junction

2451 Patterson Rd

Grand Junction, CO 81505


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Out West Books

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